Monday, April 11, 2016

Chapter 12, Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 Heat

Here's this week's vocabulary:

Energy: The ability to change something or move it.

Thermal Energy:  Energy from the movement of particles.  We feel thermal energy as heat.

Conduction:  The transfer of heat energy by one thing touching another.  For example, when you touched the chair let and made it warmer you're seeing an example of conduction.

Conductor:  A material that readily allows heat to move.

Insulator:  A material that inhibits the movement of heat.

Convection Current:  A pattern of flowing heat energy.